25 May 2021




10:00 - 11:30

Report launch - in partnership with Radius Housing Association

This webinar will focus on the findings of this research and unpack the recommendations put forward in the report to address these growing challenges.

Why attend?

CIH NI, in partnership with Radius Housing Association, is delighted to be launching a report on difficult situations in sheltered housing accommodation in Northern Ireland.  Funded through Supporting People - Provider Investment Funding, after recognising a pattern within their sheltered housing schemes.

This report looked at ‘challenging situations, both in terms of the increasing volume and frequency of these types of incidents occurring, but also noting that the situations themselves were becoming increasingly complex and diverse; this emerging pattern led Radius to consider some fundamental questions about sheltered housing provision.

The research was carried out in Northern Ireland but is relevant to all regions in the UK


What you will learn?

  • How difficult situations in the context of sheltered housing is defined
  • Key research findings relating to tenants’ experiences in sheltered housing in areas such as addiction, mental health needs, additional support needs, and mobility issues
  • Recommendations put forward by practitioners working in the area of sheltered housing


Who should get involved?

  • Housing professionals
  • Third sector organisations
  • Social care sector
  • Residents' associations
  • Chief executives, directors, department heads, managers of sheltered accommodation
  • Frontline staff, policy leads, board members, residents, and family members


Your speakers

  • Bridie Doherty, Area housing manager, Radius
  • Joe Frey, Knowledge exchange broker, Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)
  • Fiona Boyle, Lead researcher, Fiona Boyle Associates
  • Loma Wilson, Director of communities, Radius
  • Keely McKenna, Northern Ireland Housing Executive


  • Heather Wilson, Policy and engagement manager, CIH Northern Ireland
Package Member Non-Member
Standard rate Free N/A

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